REAL Trends Recognizes CENTURY 21 Affiliated Among Leading Realty Firms


Madison, WI (Grassroots Newswire) 4/5/2016 -- REAL Trends recently recognized 
CENTURY 21 Affiliated as a leading realty firm on the REAL Trends 500 list.  Ranked 30th, the REAL Trends 500 places CENTURY 21 Affiliated as the no. 1 real estate firm in units sold in Wisconsin and Indiana, as well as 3rd  in Michigan and 4th in Illinois. 

With over 250,000 real estate companies in the United States, this prestigious honor also marks the company as the no. 1 franchise within CENTURY 21®. Additionally, this is the first time CENTURY 21 Affiliated has been ranked the no. 1 real estate firm in Wisconsin. The company recently extended to Illinois in 2010, Indiana in 2013 and Michigan in 2014. The REAL Trends 500 list showcases the tremendous success of CENTURY 21 Affiliated across all four states. 

The results of REAL Trends 500 shows that the nation’s leading realty firms outperformed the market compared against the results reported by the National Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Home Builders. These leading firms saw unit sales up 13.1 percent while sales volume increased 15.3 percent.

Now in its 29th year, The REAL Trends 500 remains the undisputed leader in ranking the performance of residential real estate services firms. Additionally, REAL TRENDS has been the trusted source for news, analysis and information about the residential services to the residential industry since 1988.

“CENTURY 21 Affiliated sales professionals approach everything they do with passion and professionalism and have made the company a fixture across the Midwest and now the Nation,” said Dan Kruse, President and CEO of CENTURY 21 Affiliated. “We could not be more proud of our Affiliated Family.”

CENTURY 21 Affiliated currently has 1,800+ sales associates and 85+ offices across Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. It is a full-service agency that became part of the CENTURY 21 system in 1979, now under the notable leadership of  Founder, Bill Kessler; President & CEO, Dan Kruse; Chicago CEO, Tom Bretz; Chicago Principal, Adam Freeman; and President of Michigan Operations, Jasen Schrock.

2015 was a successful year for CENTURY 21 Affiliated with the company opening 19 new offices and increasing listings by 24%. They closed the year by breaking the CENTURY 21® record for most transactions closed (13,397), resulting in becoming the #1 CENTURY 21® franchise in units closed and over $2 billion in sales volume. CENTURY 21 Affiliated also established the Affiliated Foundation, successfully executed their second Annual Day of Caring and had one of their agents inducted into the CENTURY 21 International Hall of Fame.


About CENTURY 21 Affiliated

CENTURY 21 Affiliated is a member of multiple listings services in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin with over 1,800 sales professionals and 85+ offices. CENTURY 21 Affiliated also specializes in worldwide relocation. At CENTURY 21 Affiliated, the customer comes first. The complete commitment to this philosophy is what has made CENTURY 21 Affiliated such a powerful force in the real estate industry. CENTURY 21 Affiliated has been ranked the number one CENTURY 21® franchise in the world for two years in a row and had over 13,000 transactions in 2015. Visit to learn more.

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